*Thanks so much for all your kind comments on yesterday’s post! I appreciate all your support and words of wisdom more than you will ever know! Watch out for a post tomorrow on specific goals I’m going to conquer this month!
Now onto the meat of this post. Meat- haha! Get it? Turkey meatballs!
Last week I was in the mood for meatballs.
The temperature had turned slightly colder and the crisp fall air called for something homey and warm for lunch.
I wanted to make something in a big batch so I could eat it all week, and I wanted it to be extra healthy.
We are in the midst of interview season and so that means lunches and dinners out multiple times per week now. So my usual healthy meals had taken a back seat last week.
These meatballs however, were just what I was craving. Super filling, healthy, and full of flavor. Perfect!
- 2 packages of ground turkey
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
Spaghetti squash and sauce:
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 package mushrooms
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
Add all the ingredients for the meatballs into a large bowl.
Stir together until incorporated.
Make golf-ball sized meatballs.
In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. They don’t have to be fully cooked through- just browned on the outside.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, chop onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook your spaghetti squash however you like (I’m a microwave girl, but you can cook it in the oven too) and remove the seeds from the center. Scoop out all the spaghetti from your squash and set aside.
Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a large pot over medium heat with a little olive oil until cooked through. Add jar of marinara and spaghetti squash.
Nuzzle your meatballs into the sauce and gently stir to cover them. Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat and cover the pot. Cook for 30-40 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
Let me know if you give these easy healthy meatballs a try!
Do you serve meatballs with anything specific? I’m not a huge pasta person so I usually find myself eating them with veggies and sauce or spaghetti squash.